G. LITTLEFIELD, a shoe manufacturer of
, is a native of
October 24, 1848
. he is a son of Aaron and Emily
) Littlefield. The father is a native of the Pine
State; and the mother was born in
They had a family of fourteen children, of whom Loring G. was he seventh
child. He acquired his primary education in the public schools of East Stoughton,
to which place his parents moved then he was three years old. Subsequently he
attended school for one term in Middleboro,
When about fourteen years of age he went to work in the boot manufactory of E.
Tucker & Co. in
(now Avon), where for a short time he was employed in the stitching department.
Afterward for a number of years he worked in the stitching department of E.
W. & G. W. Littlefield's factory. Entering into partnership with E.
W. and G. F. Littlefield in 1872, he was engaged in the
manufacture of boots and shoes at East Stoughton, under the firm name of E.
W. Littlefield & Co., for four years. Then for six years Mr. Littlefield
was in the livery business in East Stoughton, and bought and sold all kinds of
live stock, During the ensuing five years he was associated with G. F.
Littlefield in the manufacture of boots and shoes in East Stoughton and
Brockton, the firm being G. F. & L. G. Littlefield. Since 1888
he has managed an independent business, manufacturing a medium grade of men's
boys', and youth's shoes. He has erected a large plant, and when business is
good employs about one hundred and eighty hands.
In 1882 he was married to Miss Celia
Lynch, of East Stoughton, and has a promising family of five children - Loring,
George H., Frank W., Annie G., and Celia V. Mr. Littlefield,
who is a Republican, served for three years as Selectman of Avon. He is actively
interested in local politics.
Biographical Review - Volume XXV - Containing life sketches of leading
citizens of Norfolk County Massachusetts. (Boston, Mass., Biographical
Review Publishing Co., 1898), pgs. 77-78.
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